Out of the goodness of his heart

CNBC reports, “NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to open his formidable fundraising network to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign“:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has raised millions of dollars during his campaigns over the years, has indicated to associates in recent days that he will be opening his vast and powerful fundraising network exclusively to Joe Biden, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter … Cuomo’s support could be a game-changer for Biden. While the former vice president has consistently led Democratic primary polls, he has been aggressively courting donors in a bid to catch up to an already crowded primary field … Cuomo has raked in $100 million in campaign contributions since he first ran for governor in 2010. At least 80 percent of his backers have given him $10,000 or more …”

Cuomo obviously expects something in return for helping Biden, the VP slot, cabinet position, etc.

What is disturbing is that, compared to the current crop of Democrat candidates, Cuomo looks competent and sane.

Not again

Not again:

“A little more than 5 months after Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik was re-elected to her third term, the 2020 campaign has started, with Democrat Tedra Cobb officially entering the race on Monday to unseat her … Cobb lost to Stefanik, 42% to 56%, in 2018. Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn received 1.4%. Stefanik won 10 of the 12 counties in the district, but Cobb outpolled Stefanik in Essex and Clinton counties, where the number of registered Democrats outnumbers registered Republicans …”

Based upon her poor showing last time around, plus the fact that New York will likely lose 2 Congressional seats after the 2020 redistricting, I don’t think either the state or national party is going to give much support to Cobb.

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Saturday’s Newsbits:

At 1:00pm today New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will speak on a gun violence panel, 2019 National Action Network Convention, Sheraton Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.

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Gillibrand: ‘I should have done more’

This video explains why there is no support for her presidential bid:

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Cuomo’s new proposal

Governor Cuomo has called for a new bill allowing teachers to petition the courts to remove guns from the homes of students. This is an expanded version of the idea behind S-7133A which was Reported two weeks ago.

Here is video of the Governor making this announcement:

What is odd is his drafting of a new bill this late in the session. I know he’s doing it now because he is worried about Cynthia Nixon’s campaign damaging his future Presidential aspirations. However, he could simply beat on the Republicans to get them to bring up S-7133A which would allow him to claim victory. That is all he really cares about, not enacting substantive legislation.

Cuomo did something

Governor Cuomo trying to score cheap political points after the Florida school shooting:

Cuomo is upset because Senator Gillibrand has more presidential buzz around her than he does.

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Election connections.

Re-certification shitshow.

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